ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

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PREVIOUS WINNERS

June 2016

Jake Wendell

Jake Wendell recorded a game-high 15 kills against Hindsdale South to help lead the Dukes to a Regional Championship, their 2nd in a row. Jake is a 2-year captain of the boys volleyball team and led the Dukes with 253 kills with a hitting percentage of .339 and finished his career with 626 kills. Jake was recently honored on the All-Conference and All-Area volleyball teams, as well as being named Most Valuable Player of his team.

  • Jake Wendell
  • York High School
  • Volleyball Boys Varsity
  • Senior
Sarah May

As a freshman Sarah May has proven she is a leader within the distance program at York. During her freshman 3A track season Sarah ran a 2:15.64 in the 800m during the state 3A prelims while also leading her team in prelims as the anchor of the 4X800 state relay team. Post track season Sarah has continued to have personal bests by posting a 4:59.63 in the 1600m in the Magis Mile, a 2:14.73 800m in the Midwest Distance Classic, and a strong 3rd place finish at New Balance Nationals with a time of 5:06 in the 1600m.

  • Sarah May
  • York High School
  • Track Girls Varsity
  • Freshman

May 2016

Cam Dobrotka

Cam is a captain of the #8 ranked York Boys' Lacrosse team. He is a four year varsity starter. Cam is a defense man who has shut down teams top offensive player, as well as generates offense in transition.

  • Cam Dobrotka
  • York High School
  • Lacrosse Boys Varsity
  • Senior
Zoe Lawless

Zoe plays attack for the York Girls Lacrosse Team which is currently ranked 5th in the state of Illinois. She is one of the main reasons for the Dukes success this year. She averaged 4.26 goals per game this season. Zoe is 4th in the state with 81 goals and 3rd in the state with 115 points. In the month of May Zoe averaged 5 goals a game. In 7 games this month she had 3 games with 6 goals and one game with 7. Zoe is a crafty and fierce competitor that will lead the York Lady Dukes into the playoffs this week.

  • Zoe Lawless
  • York High School
  • Lacrosse Girls Varsity
  • Junior

April 2016

Tim Evely

Tim is the York water polo team's leading scorer this season, totaling 45 goals in the past month alone. During that time, Tim has led his team to a an 8-3-2 record. The senior team captain is the Dukes' main offensive weapon this season, and currently has the second most steals on the team.

  • Tim Evely
  • York High School
  • Water POLO B
  • Senior
Samantha Wozniak

Sam is one of the captains for a team that has started the season with 7 wins, 2 ties, and 1 loss. She has scored 13 goals and has 5 assists. She is both an offensive play maker and a very tough defender. She is a key reason her team is off to a great start this season.

  • Samantha Wozniak
  • Willowbrook High School
  • Soccer Girls Varsity
  • Senior

March 2016

Austin Gomez

IHSA State Champion at 126 lb. Back to Back State Champion

  • Austin Gomez
  • Glenbard North HS
  • Wrestling Boys Varsity
  • Junior
Jeanette  Morley

Jeanette Morley (Junior) Team Captain New school record in High Jump 5'6" Has only been high jumping for one year. Ranked 3rd in state presently.

  • Jeanette Morley
  • York High School
  • Track Girls Varsity
  • Junior

February 2016

Matt DeJesus

Matt is a senior on York Varsity Cheer. Matt is a fantastic athlete and an excellent student. He has progressed from being a novice to a very elite cheerleader in just three years. Matt's determination and drive for self improvement helped him become a top male cheerleader in the state of Illinois. His squad finished fourth in the COED division at the IHSA State Tournament. Matt's fantastic tumbling, strength and great partner stunts contributed to the great finish. Matt plans to continue cheer in college at McKendree University where he will receive a scholarship for athletics.

  • Matt DeJesus
  • York High School
  • Cheerleaders Coed Varsity
  • Senior
Jessica Boscaccy

Jessica led the ICCP Cheerleading team to the State Finals for the 1st time in school history. As a 4 year member of the Varsity cheerleading team, she has been a leader throughout her time as a member of the team.

  • Jessica Boscaccy
  • IC Catholic Prep
  • Cheerleading Girls Varsity
  • Senior

January 2016

Ryan Camp

Ryan was M.V.P. of the 32 team Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament. Ryan averaged 6.2 ppg and 4 rpg. Shot 53% from the field and 70% from the free throw line. Led team in charges taken. Ryan's leadership contributed to the Dukes going 5-0 and winning the tournament.

  • Ryan Camp
  • York High School
  • Basketball Boys Varsity
  • Senior
Maeve Gillette

I would like to nominate Maeve Gillette for the Athlete of the Month Award. Maeve is a current captain and a 4 year Varsity member on the ICCP Dance Team. Maeve has shown great strength and work ethic throughout our entire season (dance started practices this summer in June). Currently, the dance team is in their busy month with MSC Conference last weekend, IHSA Sectionals this coming weekend and hopefully our 4th Consecutive trip to IHSA State at the end of the month. Maeve has been a key player on the team ensuring high scores from the judges all season. Maeve's athletic ability to complete and master multiple complex turn sequences and leap skills in the competition routine has impressed her team and the IHSA judges. Maeve is a standout in the routine! She is able to complete the routine with ease and grace - the Upbeat, sassy jazz routine is currently the most difficult routine the ICCP Dance Team has ever competed with. Maeve is a positive influence on her teammates and leads my example. Maeve always shows up to practice ready to go and keeps her hardworking attitude up the entire session. Maeve has also recently been named an All-Conference Athlete for Dance.

  • Maeve Gillette
  • IC Catholic Prep
  • Dance Girls Varsity
  • Senior

December 2015

Tommy Helton

285 lb Team Captain ranked #4 in state and currently 8-0

  • Tommy Helton
  • York High School
  • Wrestling Boys Varsity
  • Senior
Sydney Hill

4th on Beam, 6th on Uneven Bars and 9th All-Around at first meet of the year. Sydney has exceeded her scores at each meet since

  • Sydney Hill
  • York High School
  • Gymnastics Girls Varsity
  • Freshman

November 2015

 Charlie Kern

Charlie's recent accomplishments: 1st York IHSA Cross Country Regional Championship 1st Lake Park IHSA Cross Country Sectional Championship 2nd IHSA Class 3A Cross Country Championships - fastest 10th grader 5th Nike Cross Midwest Regionals - Qualifying for the Nike Cross National Championship

  • Charlie Kern
  • York High School
  • Crosscountry Boys Varsity
  • Sophomore
Paula Nolte

Paula is a senior on the Girls' Swim Team at York High School. Paula also serves as a team captain during the 2015 season. Paula is a versatile swimmer who contributes to the team in several different events, but her specialty events are the 100 breaststroke, the 200 IM and breaststroke on the 200 Medley Relay. She holds Varsity school records in all of these events. At the recent IHSA Sectional Meet, Paula finished 1st in ALL three of her events! In addition to these victories, Paula also qualified for the IHSA State Finals in all of her races.

  • Paula Nolte
  • York High School
  • Swimming Girls Varsity
  • Senior

October 2015

Jordan Rowell

Jordan has help lead the ICCP Knights Football Team to a 6-1 record. Through 7 weeks Jordan has amassed 1003 yards rushing along with 13 touchdowns. On the receiving end, Jordan currently has 302 yards with 1 touchdown. Jordan has also contributed defensively with 2 interceptions and 11 solo tackles.

  • Jordan Rowell
  • IC Catholic Prep
  • Football Boys Varsity
  • Junior
Maddie Hurt

Maddie won the IHSA Class 1A Queen of Peace Girls Golf Regional with a score of 71 and followed with a Class 1A Nazareth Sectional 1st place performance with a score of 74. Maddie continued her dominant month of golf by winning the IHSA Class 1A Girls Golf State Championship with a 36 hole score of 152.

  • Maddie Hurt
  • IC Catholic Prep
  • Golf Girls Varsity
  • Junior

September 2015

Mark Leali

I would like to nominate varsity golfer, Mark Leali for Athlete of the Month. Mark is a junior at York. He shot 4 under par 31 in our golf match against 3 time defending state champion Hinsdale Central to power York to the 142-143 dual meet win. Mark also shot even par 72 in our win at the 28 team Batavia Invite. Mark is a great leader both in the classroom and on the golf course and a great candidate for the Athlete of the Month.

  • Mark Leali
  • York High School
  • Golf Boys Varsity
  • Junior
Sam Usher

In her 3rd year on the girls varsity tennis team and first year as a team captain, Sam Usher has always displayed what a Hinsdale Central Red Devil should be. From being one of the first players to always arrive first to practice, to winning big conference matches, she has always been the perfect representation of what the Red Devil tennis program is all about. Sam has been a big part of our tennis team for a while now and she continues to work hard, display great sportsmanship, and has been one of our best athletes, if not the best on the team.

  • Sam Usher
  • Hinsdale Central HS
  • Tennis Girls Varsity
  • Senior

August 2015

Alex Muerer

Scored the first goal in ICCP Boys Soccer history with his penalty kick vs. ACC on 8/24/2015.

  • Alex Muerer
  • IC Catholic Prep
  • Soccer Boys Varsity
  • Sophomore
Ally Mann

Ally helped lead the York Dukes to the Championship in the prestigious Benet Invitational Tournament. She led her team in kills and victories over Lincoln Way Central, Hinsdale Central, Nequa Valley and Benet. The first victory in this invitational since 2010.

  • Ally Mann
  • York High School
  • Volleyball Girls Varsity
  • Senior